2019 marks 50 years since a basic income guarantee was first introduced in the U.S. Congress. Basic income is once again on the policy agenda in North America. Pilot programs, controlled trials, documentaries, & debates are bringing basic income into mainstream policy conversations.
Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, & the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress this June will bring together researchers, activists, policymakers, & students from around North America & around the world who focus on universal basic income policy questions.This year's NABIG Congress will discuss ways to implement & finance basic income policy in the U.S. & Canada, as well as alternative & complementary policies, such as conditional cash transfers & a federal jobs guarantee. Discussions will also address the politics of getting basic income on the agenda of political parties, social movements, & legislatures.
Building upon its success two years ago as the first American school of social work to host a NABIG Congress, theSilberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City will once again host this significant international conference.
Confirmed speakers include:
Andrew Yang, author,The War on Normal People(via teleconference)
Jessie Golem, photographer, Humans of Basic Income
Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University in Qatar
Sukhi Samra, Stockton Basic Income Demonstration Project
James Janeiro, Senior Policy Advisor to former Ontario Premier
Michael A. Lewis, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Michael Howard, University of Maine, USBIG
Almaz Zelleke, New York University Shanghai
Sheila Regehr, Basic Income Canadian Network
Peter Frase, author,Four Futures: Life after Capitalism
The NABIG 2019 conference schedule is now available. You may access the schedule by clicking the link below
Please note, this informational schedule is not an official conference program. Official programs will be provided at check-in on Saturday, June 15th.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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